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I'm trying to determine the age of a Canon 100-400 f4-5.6L lens, and if it has older or newer IS function (if that's relevant). The serial number is 306011 (I don't have the date code). Is there any way of determining if this lens has been updated or not? Has the lens even had an update for its IS functioning (or auto focus, or whatever)? Thanks

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Difficuclt without the date code. Is it not stamped on the bottom of the lens?

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